Whisky of the Week

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Tag: Islay Whisky (Page 1 of 6)

Octomore Scottish Barley Edition 06.1

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What do you buy for the special person in your life who loves peaty whisky?  The peatiest whisky in the world of course.  The fact that it completes the series from the Bruichladdich distillery of which we already have 2, is just the cherry on the cake.  I bought John a bottle of Octomore Scottish Barley for a special occasion.  I can’t even remember what the special occasion was.  Might have been a wedding anniversary to reward him for surviving with me for another year.  😆  John loves peat!  I have a sweeter palate and prefer my peat with some sweeter notes. 

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Caol Ila 12 yo Whisky from Islay

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For the last 10 or more years during June, there is a Oyster, Wine & Food Festival in Johannesburg where  in excess of 60 000 oysters from Knysna gets consumed and appreciated together with a variety of other foods and wine.  It is always a very popular activity. 

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Ardbeg Dark Cove – The darkest Ardbeg yet?

Ardbeg dark cove whisky header

I always look forward to last weekend in May. This is usually when the world celebrates Ardbeg Day.   Ardbeg day started in 2012 and this annual event has been filled with fun and whisky every year since.  With loud fanfare, a new limited Ardbeg release is launched and the day is spent tasting and appreciating Ardbeg around the world.  From New Zealand and Australia, South Africa, Europe and the USA, special Arbeg themed events turn the day into a world wide party. 

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Classic Islay: Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Laphroaig Quarter Cask single malt Whisky

This is one of the bottles that have been in my collection for ages. I keep on drinking it, but never writing about it. So, with the Laphroaig Distillery 200 year anniversary during 2015 and before we finish this bottle, I decided that it is time to officially taste the Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Laphroaig is names after Loch Laphroaig on the south coast of Islay. Donald and Alexander Johnston established the distillery in 1815.

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Does the Enigma reveal secrets? Bowmore Enigma

Bowmore Enigma 12 yo single malt whisky

A dram we have tried a few times with food, but never written about. The Bowmore Enigma is a 12 yo Islay Single Malt whisky with a higher proportion of sherry matured spirit than the standard bottling. The definition of Enigma is a thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand.   Will this Bowmore Enigma  show its secrets?  The Bowmore Enigma is bottled for the Travel Retail market.

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